Bedside books

Books by Rembrandt (Iphone photograph)

–The World Is What It Is, The authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French. This looks to be a rock solid, no holds barred appreciation of the ruthless artistry of the Calypso Rambler.

The Letters of Alan Ginsberg edited by Bill Morgan. A best of the best of AG’s some 3,000-plus letters.

The Selected Letters of Alan Ginsberg and Gary Snyder edited by Bill Morgan. The two lions of spring who made it to be lions of winter.

Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion. Someone should do a study on the art of profanity as irony and satire, using the correspondence of Larkin and the chattering conversations of Larkin and Amis. William Empson?

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